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Not included: Transportation to/from the program location airport (including international airfare and taxes), visas, immunizations, meals at and local transportation at the host community, excursions that you may want to do in your own time during weekends, general items and services of a personal nature, medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided
Is it one of your heart’s greatest desires - possibly even a career ambition - to become a global change leader for sustainable development? Then this program series is for you! Why? Because we have the tools, the networks, and the expertise to help you develop the core competencies that you’ll need.
Our 3-week Change Leadership for Sustainable Development field courses are transformative journeys to develop your personal leadership story. You acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding to address the planet’s most pressing challenges in a systemic and holistic way. Far beyond, you’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into the life and culture of a community in a very different and absolutely fascinating part of the world. And you can gain 4 academic credits in the process.
Current destinations: Rwanda, Kenya, Vietnam
- Develop core competencies of global change leaders for sustainable development.
- Adopt a systemic approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Plan, implement, and evaluate a community-engaged sustainable development project.
- Explore transformations towards sustainable development in a leading African or Asian success story.
- Broaden your network and build lasting international friendships.
Kenya | Rwanda | South Africa | Vietnam
This fast-paced introductory program of our Change Leadership for Sustainable Development series allows you to acquire basic applied skills, knowledge, and understanding about systemic transformations towards sustainable development. Possibly even more importantly, it lets you do so through the eyes of key local stakeholders at your chosen destination.
Rwanda | Vietnam
Our Change Leadership for Sustainable Development internships enable you to live and work in a community setting while engaging in a concrete sustainable development project, hand-in-hand with a local peer as well as community partners. Depending on your study background and interests, your placement might be attached to a specific community partner such as a local school, hospital, NGO, or other civil society organization. 4 U.S. credits are available.
Our multi-disciplinary custom internships enable you to develop and apply your theoretical and practical knowledge in a supervised placement. You are matched with a local host organization according to your level of study, existing skills and desired fields. A specific internship plan is developed in advance of each placement. Academic credits are available, and you will be expected to complete some key course requirements. 4 U.S. credits are available.
Our health electives offer preclinical, clinical, global health, and research opportunities at hospitals and host organizations in Rwanda and Vietnam. Placements are tailored to qualifications and interests. Clinical rotations are particularly available to final-year medical students who desire to meet their elective abroad requirements. Host sites include university teaching hospitals, other selected urban and rural hospitals and health centers, as well as public health-related NGOs.
Given our deep roots, networks, resources, and expertise with internships, we have added remote opportunities in Rwanda and Vietnam to our portfolio and developed a highly successful structure and support environment. Students are matched with a local host organization and typically carry out concrete project or research tasks. A variety of local and intercultural activities as well as engaging interdisciplinary modules enrich the experience.